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Missanabie Cree FN – Development Partner for Housing Now Indigenous-led site for Indigenous seniors in Toronto –

Mayor John Tory and Chief Jason Gauthier, from the Missanabie Cree First Nation, have announced the Missanabie Cree First Nation as the development partner for new housing at 140 Merton St., Toronto.

Mayor Tory and Chief Gauthier were joined by Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão (Davenport), Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, Nicholas Gefucia, Vice President, EllisDon Community Builders, and representatives from CreateTO.

The site at 140 Merton St. will be the first non-profit developed Housing Now site led by an Indigenous organization and will be dedicated to providing housing options for Indigenous elders and other seniors. It will provide 184 new rental homes, of which approximately 50 per cent will be affordable. Rents for the affordable homes will average 77 per cent Average Market Rent (AMR), with 15 per cent of these homes set aside as deeply affordable (40 per cent AMR). The building will also include ceremonial space, a smudging room and indoor and outdoor amenities for residents.

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